26 January 2017
Top 20 UK accountancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy’s Reading office, has been named as main sponsor for the 'Highmoor-Ibis Elite United' under-9s football team this season.
Wilkins Kennedy agreed to sponsor the club due to a family link to the team. John Kirkpatrick, who is a Partner at the Reading firm, was approached with the opportunity via his grandson, who plays for Highmoor under-9s team. The firm was keen to offer financial support through sponsorship, which this time has been earmarked for the team’s wet top clothing.
John Kirkpatrick commented: “With football season in full swing, it’s true that the sport really brings about a sense of community and the core values that are taught from a young age are hugely beneficial. Wilkins Kennedy as a firm supports plenty of community projects as it is something at the heart of what we do. The sponsorship of Highmoor adds to our commitment to local sports and initiatives.”
Dave Mills, Coach at Highmoor, said: “It’s great to have the support of Wilkins Kennedy on board, especially as there is a family connection between the Club and the firm. Their sponsorship at the Club allows us to plan more effectively for any kit changes or events such as these and it is very much appreciated.”
Highmoor-Ibis Elite United under-9s football team proudly wearing Wilkins Kennedy branded sports clothing